Mardi Gras Socks
Mardi Gras socks are suitable for an enthusiastic beginner. They are knit from the top down in an easy-to-remember 4-stitch rib repeat. The pattern is written for a medium women’s shoe. It can easy be adjusted for different sizes by increasing or decreasing 4 stitches at a time. The leg length is 8”, which can also be easily adjusted to suit individual preference by adjusting the number of pattern repeats.
Because of the unique hand dye process used by Claudia Hand Painted Yarns and the vibrant contrasts in the Mardi Gras colorway, it is recommended to work from two strands of yarn. This creates a brilliant play of colors and prevents the colors from pooling in one section of the fabric. It’s easy to do, and I’ve included the instructions for changing yarns in the pattern.
Fingering yarn by Claudia Hand Painted Yarns, 3 skeins, colorway Mardi Gras (100% fine superwash Merino wool, 175 yds, 50g)
Set of 5, US size 2/2.75mm double pointed needles (or needle style of choice)